Webinar One
Tuesday 8 September at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion: The Big Picture - Moving from Value Preservation to Value Creation
  • Being flexible with internal structures to facilitate value creation to suit your portfolio and investment strategy as things continue to change
  • Finding a balance between hands-off and hands-on involvement in the management of your portfolio in the current market environment
  • Evaluating supply chains - cost vs security
  • Varied needs - Assessing the impact of the economic backdrop on internal hiring decisions and supplementing missing expertise through in-house advisors and external experts

Chair: Simon Thompson, Senior Reporter, Real Deals

Dougal Bennet, Partner, Dunedin

David Barbour, Managing Partner, FPE Capital

Philipp Kienzler, Portfolio Director, Paragon Partners


Webinar Two
Tuesday 15 September at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion: Restructuring Portfolio Companies to Increase Social Impact
  • Working with portfolio management teams to integrate ESG into the supply chain
  • Creating transparent reporting guidelines and specific goals to monitor portfolio performance
  • From terminology to data and demonstrability - Finding new and innovative ways to measure value created by ESG activities within the portfolio and implementation as the businesses build back up

Chair: Talya Misiri, Editor, Real Deals

Elin Ljung, Director of Communication and Sustainability, Nordic Capital

Monika Nachyla, Partner and Head of IR and ESG, Abris Capital


Webinar Three
Tuesday 22 September at 15:00 BST
Building the Workspace of the Future – Human Capital, Skills Shortages and Generational Shifts in Portfolio Company Workforces
  • A change in the workforce – Obtaining and retaining the right talent for sustainable business growth
  • Assessing the impact of modern employment expectations on value creation – remuneration trends, co-working, flexitime and beyond
  • Co-developing human capital strategies early to achieve sustainable value
  • Leadership, talent development and organisational culture as crucial growth drivers

Chair: Simon Thompson, Senior Reporter, Real Deals

David Hoeflmayr, Former CEO, Thomas Krenn AG

Justin Maltz, Partner, Mobeus


Webinar Four
Tuesday 29 September at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion: Expanding Internationally in Today’s World
  • Understanding and preparing for regulatory requirements and changing legislation abroad
  • Discussing the challenges of internationalising local businesses and finding the right tactic for successful international market diversification
  • Adapting marketing, sales and overall strategy tactics in new environments
  • Mitigating cultural differences - The pros and cons of hiring local market talent

Chair: Sam Birchall, Reporter, Real Deals

Dennis Hall, Partner, Baird Capital

Harsha Ramanan, Operating Partner, LDC

Gareth Whiley, Managing Partner, Silverfleet Capital


Webinar Five
Tuesday 6 October at 15:00 BST
Futureproofing your Portfolio - Transforming Business Models and Integrating Technology Along the Entire Value Chain
  • Exploring the different challenges and opportunities offered by digital transformation in traditional industries, digitally mature sectors and the new world
  • All about the timing - Mitigating risks caused by rapid evolution of digital ecosystems and making the right choices in your digitalisation strategy
  • Establishing a baseline and integrating digital transformation with existing processes to achieve cohesive growth
  • Exploring opportunities offered by digital strategies in turnaround situations and analogue-to-digital buy and build
  • Working with management teams to integrate technology into companies

Chair: Talya Misiri, Editor, Real Deals

Simon Andersen, Digital Director, 3i

Georg Ganghofer, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Brockhaus Capital Management

Benjamin Hollowood, Managing Director, Business Services, AnaCap Financial Partners


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